I prefer lifestyle to diet.

I prefer the word lifestyle to diet, because that’s what it is. I live a healthy & balanced lifestyle, filled with lots of the good stuff and from time to time I indulge on the sweet & savory stuff. Balance is key people. I’ll be honest I eat pretty darn clean about 80-85% of the time but I’m not afraid to dive into some cakes, cookies, mexican food, pizza — oh the list continues.

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sunflowers & cupcakes. matched in heaven.

The best part of living this way is that when you do indulge you don’t need/have those guilty feelings because heck, you deserved it! Most of the time I eat these foods, and I eat a lot of them. Check out my SuperFoods list here. During vacation, date nights or on special occasions, I’ll enjoy the pasta’s, pizza, and cakes. However, I usually try to just taste the sweet stuff instead of eating the whole serving. Unless, of course it’s the butter cake from Mastro’s…haha I literally can’t just have one bite–haha good thing I only eat there like 3x a year.

I truly believe that if you eat really clean a majority of the time & get your sweat on 5x a week that when you want to enjoy the night out with the girls or whenever you want to enjoy that pizza — you should!

Don’t consume yourself with it- because it’s not worth it. I don’t count calories because I just eat the clean & good foods and to be honest when you live this type of healthy lifestyle, that junk food becomes less and less appealing.

Next time you are feeling hungry ask yourself why?? is it boredom, sadness, guilt, etc. fueling you — think are you hungry enough to eat an apple? if you are-eat one! but don’t let your mind & emotions mess with your eating habits — because one main reason why people become unhappy with their weight is because they turn to food as an outlet. I’ve got a new outlet for youu–RUN (orwalk) when your emotions are getting the best of you. at work? take a walk around the block when those coworkers are taking their grosso cig. breaks. You will feel better and be filled with all those endorphins :]

Being balanced allows you to feel happy with all of your choices because it is all allowed in moderation friends. So love yourself & start your healthy and more balanced lifestyle today.

you all are beautiful – no matter where you are in your journey, embrace it!

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& enjoy the ride.

xo. K

Tabata Treadmill Workout

namaste friends,

I love me some Tabata HIIT workouts because they are fast & they sure get the job done. Too busy?? all you need is 8 mins. to feel the burn — and I promise you will. ;] if it’s burning it’s changing loves. I named this my happy place workout because I think about my happy placeeee while sprinting my heart out — the beach! Hence, the photo — haha I was a little off balance but I love paddleboards & yoga & the ocean, so it fits! Hope you try it out! Plus, it’s almost beach season – it’s time to get in gear.

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What’s your fav. type of cardio? 

What is your fav. treadmill workout? 

enjoy the moment friends, you never know what’s going to happen next. love yourself & love those around you. being iss soo beautiful.

love. k

Packed with Goodness Protein Pancakes

My twin sister and I exchange pictures of good food, home-made meals, and as of lately breakfast! haha she thinks her food is blog worthy-which is somewhat questionable ;]

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jess’s breaky – egg white omelet w/spinach, avo, tomato, and a little parm ;] well done Jess – blog worthy for sure. haha

haha so ever since I sent her over a pic. of my protein pancakes she wanted the recipe. like now. So here it is jess & friends.

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Protein Pancakes

1/2 ripe banana

1 tbsp almond milk

3 egg whites

1 scoop protein powder (SunWarrior Vanilla)

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tbsp ground flax

1/2 tbsp chia seed

1/4 cup of blueberries (or any add in’s — dark choc., berries, etc.)

Directions: Mash banana and 1 tbsp almond milk until well combined. Add 3 egg whites and then the rest of the ingredients. Mix well. Fold in berries. Cook on medium heat for 5-8 minutes, or until cooked thoroughly. Flip when batter starts to bubble :] I top mine with PB2 greek yogurt (1tbsp PB2 & 2 tbsp greek yogurt), sliced almonds, fresh berries, and a drizzle of honey or agave nectar.

Enjoy lovelies. Such a tasty way to get your protein in — really tricks that noggin.

ps. you’re welcome jess. haha

love. k